Football records in Scotland

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Football in Scotland is a popular professional sport. Founded in 1873,[1] Scotland has the second oldest national football association in the world. The national cup competition, the Scottish Cup, was started in the 1873–74 season. Its trophy is the oldest national sporting trophy in the world.[2] A Scottish football league system was first instituted in 1890, with the creation of the Scottish Football League. A second national cup competition, the Scottish League Cup, was created in the 1946–47 season. This page details the team and individual records set in these competitions.

League competitions[edit]

Team records[edit]

Titles
  • Most top-flight league titles: 54, Rangers[3]
  • Most consecutive league titles: 9, (joint record)[3]
Top-flight appearances
  • Most appearances: 117 seasons, Celtic (1890–present)[4]
Largest victories
Streaks
  • Longest top flight unbeaten run: 62 games, Celtic (20 November 1915 – 21 April 1917)[6][7]
  • Most consecutive top flight wins: 25, Celtic (2003–04)
  • Unbeaten league season:
Attendances
  • Highest attendance: 118,567 - Rangers v Celtic at Ibrox Park, 2 January 1939

Individual[edit]

Goals
Appearances
Goalkeepers
  • Longest period of time without conceding a goal: 1,215 minutes, Fraser Forster (Celtic)[12]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Team records[edit]

Attendances

Individual[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Team records[edit]

Attendances


Most successful clubs by titles[edit]

Team Domestic European Total
League titles Scottish Cup League Cup Champions League Cup Winner's Cup Europa League Super Cup
Rangers 54 33 27 - 1 - - 115
Celtic 44 36 14 1 - - - 95
Aberdeen 4 7 6 - 1 - 1 19
Heart of Midlothian 4 8 4 - - - - 16
Queen's Park - 10 - - - - - 10
Hibernian 4 2 3 - - - - 9
Kilmarnock 1 3 1 - - - - 5
Dundee United 1 2 2 - - - - 5
Dundee 1 1 3 - - - - 5
Motherwell 1 2 1 - - - - 4
St. Mirren - 3 1 - - - - 4
East Fife - 1 3 - - - - 4
Dumbarton 2 1 - - - - - 3
Third Lanark 1 2 - - - - - 3
Clyde - 3 - - - - - 3
Falkirk - 2 - - - - - 2
Dunfermline Athletic - 2 - - - - - 2
Partick Thistle - 1 1 - - - - 2
Greenock Morton - 1 - - - - - 1
Airdrieonians - 1 - - - - - 1
St. Bernard's - 1 - - - - - 1
Raith Rovers - - 1 - - - - 1
Livingston - - 1 - - - - 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scottish FA > About". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Scottish Cup > History & Archives". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  3. ^ a b c d Stokkermans, Karel (23 December 2013). "Trivia on Winning Domestic Championships". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Stokkermans, Karel (21 November 2013). "Coventric!". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Stokkermans, Karel (19 December 2013). "Double Digits Domestical". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c Stokkermans, Karel (23 December 2013). "Unbeaten". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Brown, Alan (29 October 2001). "Celtic FC's series of 62 matches unbeaten in Division One". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Brown, Alan; Robertson, Forrest; Ross, David (20 March 2009). "Scotland - All-Time Topscorers". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  9. ^ Kilani, Imed (16 March 2012). "Top Division Scoring Records". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  10. ^ Rota, Davide (20 January 2012). "List of League Appearances Records". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Zachiarassen, Sondre (4 November 2011). "Scoring Streaks". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Fraser Forster: Celtic clean sheet record a team effort". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Ross, James M. (25 July 2013). "Scotland - List of Cup Finals". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d e Stokkermans, Karel (28 November 2013). "Domestic Cups Trivia". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  15. ^ a b c d e Ross, James M. (20 June 2013). "Scotland - List of League Cup Finals". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 

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